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Social Worker/Senior Social Workers - Together for Children, Sunderland

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
14/04/2017
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/04/2017 23:59
Salary:
£28,485 to £37,306 depending on role
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
161993
Employment Location:
Various locations throughout the city

Job details 

Closing date:
24 Apr


Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

SOCIAL WORKER/SENIOR SOCIAL WORKER - TOGETHER FOR CHILDREN

SCP 32-41(2) + market supplement : £28,485 to £36,379 with market supplement up to £37,306 - depending on experience

Together for Children is a newly established Company in Sunderland which works on behalf of the Council to deliver children’s services in the city including social care, early help and education

Are you passionate about making a difference to children's lives? If so, then think about joining our team and being part of Sunderland City Council's journey to excellence. This is a unique opportunity to join us at the start of an exciting and innovative programme of change as we shape and develop our new dedicated children's company, Together for Children – Sunderland.

We are looking for skilled and experienced social workers and managers who have the passion and drive to ensure that children and young people in Sunderland achieve the best outcomes and receive high quality services.
Over the last 12 months there has been sustained and significant improvement in the quality of services delivered to children young people and their families. Improvement is being rigorously monitored through a multi-agency board and we consult with staff regarding the developments and change that effect front line practice.
A priority is to recruit and retain a skilled, supported and confident social care workforce and to do this we
• Work in small teams made up of a Team Manager, an Advanced Practitioner and no more than 7 social workers
• Have a commitment to maintain caseloads at an average of 20 per worker
• Four day working week available
• Provide laptops and mobile phones to every social worker to make mobile and flexible working easier
• Have introduced a career progression scheme which is underpinned by a professional learning and development plan
• Are planning a Professional Leadership Programme for new Managers and Advanced Practitioners
• Make sure that all social workers and managers receive regular, high quality supervision
Additional benefits include
• A relocation package
• Salary sacrifice car lease scheme which covers road tax, servicing and maintenance
• Discounted car parking costs through a salary sacrifice parking pass scheme
Sunderland Childrens Social Care has the following structure:
A central Integrated Contact and Referral Team made up of social care, police and health professionals
4 Assessment Teams who undertake Single Assessments and Child Protection Investigations.
11 Safeguarding Teams based in 5 localities (South - Hendon, West – Thorney Close, North – Bunnyhill, Coalfields – Hendon, Washington) responsible for Child in Need, Child Protection and Children Looked After
2 city wide Permanence Teams responsible for Children Looked After
2 city wide Next Steps Team responsible for care leavers
1 city wide Adoption Team.
There are vacancies for social workers in all teams except Fostering.

Please state on the application form - further essential requirements which role/team you wish to apply for

Please note all applicants must have successfully completed Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). A separate recruitment process is in place for newly qualified social workers which takes place in the spring.

For further information on Together for Children, Sunderland Social Care please check our microsite
http://www.weareaextrordinary.co.uk

For further information including a formal discussion about the roles please contact Catherine Witt on 0191 561 2426 or catherine.witt@togetherforchildren.org.uk

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. Please note C.V.s are not accepted.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your to invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

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